Neda Dawlatshai ’05 worked in Tanzania and Uganda after graduation on global health issues including HIV/AIDS. Neda received an MPH at Columbia in 2008 and is now in Washington DC working for a global health non-profit doing research and advocacy.
Brandi Robinson ’03 is the research associate at the Center for Health and Health Care in Schools at The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services. Ms. Robinson has been with the Center for over five years, initially as a graduate research assistant while completing her Masters in Public Health at The George Washington University. She graduated in December 2005 and has helped to expand and manage the Center’s web site, train and supervise graduate research assistants, and assist with developing resources for the Center. Ms. Robinson is currently leading an initiative funded by the Horning Family Fund to address the health concerns and disparities of young people who live in Ward 8 of the District of Columbia. Ms. Robinson also assists in the management of the Caring Across Communities initiative funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and has continued her role as a Center exhibitor at national and regional conferences.
Grace Floutsis ’86, MD UC Irvine ‘90, is the Medical Director of the Clínica Monseñor Oscar A. Romero in Los Angeles. The mission of the clinic is to provide affordable, quality healthcare, health education, and advocacy to the uninsured and underserved communities of Greater Los Angeles. As a private, nonprofit, federally qualified community health center, Clínica Romero operates in the Pico-Union/Westlake and Boyle Heights/East Los Angeles neighborhoods. In conjunction with her role at Clínica Romero, Dr. Floutsis is an Assistant Clinical Professor of the Department of Family Medicine of the University of Southern California.
Janine Firpo ‘78 is currently living in Jakarta, Indonesia, where she is serving as East Asia & Pacific Mobile Banking Consultant for IFC (International Finance Corporation, World Bank Group). In addition, she is President of Sevak Solutions, a nonprofit company that she co-founded to promote inclusive systems for the delivery of financial services to the world’s 1.7 billion urban and rural poor. For the past six years, Janine has focused exclusively on the role of information and communications technologies in the extension of financial services. She is a pioneer in the implementation of branchless banking solutions and has worked on a range of related issues in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.